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Purple spots on the legs and arms. Bed bugs? On thyroid medication

Our daughter gets purpleish spots on her legs, arms and has been to several dermatologists who hav NO clue. She is 56 yrs old. NO it is not mosquitoes or bedbugs. Breakouts stays several weeks, heal only to keep getting new outbreaks even on the arms, shoulders. She even had biopsies done....guessing maybe its bedbugs. It is NOT...husband sleeps in same purple marks on him. Somebody somewhere has to have an answer. She is on thyroid medication but doesn't appear to be from any allergies. She does have 4 cats. Afraid they could begin to appear on her face &'s embarrassing because it looks like she is covered w mosquito flat bites.
HELP! She is exhausted going to different drs. It's definitely not Purpura.

Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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Hi you didnt mention since how long she has been suffering from this problem .Anyway it seems to be some allergic reaction either due to drugs she has been taking or may be due to her pet cats she need to have a review of her medicines from her physician in case of drug allergy she has to discontinue the culprit drug and in the meantime she could apply some medium potency steroids like fluticasone or mometasone and she could also have a short course of oral steroids like prednisolone for 10 days or 2 wks but do consult with your doctor before starting any medication.
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Answered: Wed, 12 Jun 2013
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